Riding without a helmet

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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by hanno » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:28 pm

Gilmore wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:09 pm
This morning, I noticed a helmetless barang on a high powered bike burning down St. 51 in BKK1, without taking any due care. The last idiot to do that lost his leg to a hit and run in the same street. Lots of luck, moron.
We have the same morons in Temple Town, usually hanging out at Laundry Bar, getting drunk and/or stoned and then barreling all over town, obviously helmet-less.
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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by jayblues » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:29 pm

I think it's time to ban all foreigners from riding motorbikes and motorcycles in Phnom Penh proper. For a number of years, these white and black people have demonstrated terribly dangerous and careless behavior whilst making the safety of all citizens at risk of their reckless abandonment of driving protocol.
Therefore, I am recommending that all foreigners be banned immediately from riding motorbikes and motorcycles in the city of Phnom Penh.
And if they kneel for the anthem, they are son of a bitches and should be sent to Singapore.

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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by hanno » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:54 pm

jayblues wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:29 pm
I think it's time to ban all foreigners from riding motorbikes and motorcycles in Phnom Penh proper. For a number of years, these white and black people have demonstrated terribly dangerous and careless behavior whilst making the safety of all citizens at risk of their reckless abandonment of driving protocol.
Therefore, I am recommending that all foreigners be banned immediately from riding motorbikes and motorcycles in the city of Phnom Penh.
And if they kneel for the anthem, they are son of a bitches and should be sent to Singapore.

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Donald J. Trump.
Make riding great again.
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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by Kuroneko » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:30 pm

OKW wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:26 pm
Gilmore wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:09 pm
This morning, I noticed a helmetless barang on a high powered bike burning down St. 51 in BKK1, without taking any due care. The last idiot to do that lost his leg to a hit and run in the same street. Lots of luck, moron.
head=helmet
leg=???
any input Gilmore?
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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:50 pm

If people want to put their own lives at risk by riding helmet less then that's their choice...but putting their children's lives at risk by not making them wear helmets is more than irresponsible, makes me fucking sick when I see children's lives been put at risk!

...and don't even get me started on people who drive/ride drunk, I've got no sympathy for them if they kill/injure themselves, but they put the lives of everyone else using the roads at risk :angry:
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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by AndyKK » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:55 pm

Acting responsible is the word. Take care of yourselves on the roads, and give thoughts for other road users.
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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by armchairlawyer » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:02 pm

You see it all the time in the Netherlands. So-called light motos do not require a helmet and can be used in bike lanes. They are sold with limiters set at 25kph but once the limiter has been removed the 50cc motos can do 65kph. I must admit I was shocked to see it. I felt like I was back in PP, except that they stuck to the right side of the road.
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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by hanno » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:19 pm

armchairlawyer wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:02 pm
You see it all the time in the Netherlands. So-called light motos do not require a helmet and can be used in bike lanes. They are sold with limiters set at 25kph but once the limiter has been removed the 50cc motos can do 65kph. I must admit I was shocked to see it. I felt like I was back in PP, except that they stuck to the right side of the road.
I spent a month in Germany and my moped got a little tuning here and there. With some wind from behind, I'd do just over 80kph. Highly illegal and certainly not safe though I did wear a helmet.
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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by L'Algerino » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:43 pm

Helmets for me are the same as seatbelts. Minor inconvenience which can make the difference between life and death. So I see people not using them as part of natural selection.
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Re: Riding without a helmet

Post by hanno » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:49 pm

L'Algerino wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Helmets for me are the same as seatbelts. Minor inconvenience which can make the difference between life and death. So I see people not using them as part of natural selection.
Here, it is also some sort of fatalism. Had this conversation with a Vietnamese friend who did not put on his seatbelt. His reply was "if my number comes up, it comes up".
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